Tag: inpatient drug rehab

What a wonderful feeling

Today I am feeling like I have been reborn. It is a wonderful feeling and I would like to thank the staff at Narconon Fresh Start for helping me understand and realize that there is hope for a new tomorrow. I hope others get the same attitude I did after getting through the rough times. I can’t thank you all enough for giving me my new life back.
K. P.

I feel more like myself again

Objectives have given me a lot. I am more like myself again and it feels good to complete such a big part of this program. I know I will be successful in life as long as I keep progressing, staying in present time and never letting my past downfalls affect me today. Stephanie has helped me a ton and got me through when I felt like giving up and saying forget this! It feels so good to be done!
S. G.

The purpose of objective exercises and drills at Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs is to help extrovert the program participant and get his or her attention off themselves and onto the environment around them. The combination of communication drills and objective processes can have enormous therapeutic value for anyone who has been on drugs. During this course, two people pair up and work with each other on drills called Training Routines (TRs) and on an entire series of Objective Processes. They do this on a cooperative auditing basis; benefiting both individuals during the process. Clients become students as the progress through their program and learn valuable life skills. Students study, drill and then audit many different processes on each other; helping one another and being helped in return. They become more in present time and are oriented with the environment around them. These skills are shown to greatly raise a person’s potential for success and ability to remain sober once drug rehab is complete.

Just surviving isn’t enough

To live or to survive? Until I left the troubling things in my life behind, I swear I never would have understood the significance of such a simple question. When I first arrived here, I thought survival was enough. I thought I could get by with the way of life I had created for myself and be “happy” enough. After being here at Narconon Fresh Start for several weeks I realize now that just surviving is no way to exist. I want to live my life to the fullest and that means giving up drugs and learning how to become a happy, healthy and productive individual who is clean and sober day in and day out. I know that when I finally complete my program I’ll have accomplished that goal. I’m going to have the life I deserve and one that is worth living and being proud of.
D.D.

About Drug Rehab

When drugs and/or alcohol take over a person’s life to the point where they are suffering physical, emotional or financial hardships yet they continue to use despite these negative consequences they have an addiction problem. Addiction treatment is necessary when the individual has attempted to end their substance use on their own with little to no real success. Entering a drug rehab program will help the individual get help to control their drug taking behavior and learn to live a sober, happy and successful life. There are several addiction treatment options available for drug and alcohol addiction. Some of these options include self-help groups (AA/NA), counseling (individual/group) and drug rehabilitation programs (inpatient/outpatient). Each of these differs in their approach to treating addiction problems, the programs level of intensity and duration of time.

• Self-help groups such as AA or NA typically approach drug addiction as a disease one has to accept and learn to live with one day at a time. They are a place where ex-drug users and current drug users looking to end their addiction problem gather together in hopes of helping one another. While they may have a leader to provide some direction to the meeting, there is usually no treatment professional present. A number of people find these types of meetings re-stimulating because those attending are bringing up past drug using stories and reliving their experiences.
• Counseling, whether individual or group can be a beneficial way of working through many drug addiction issues. While individual or private counseling sessions are going to provide the most one-on-one care, many people choose group counseling because it is more cost effective. It is not unusual for a person to enter a group counseling session and feel overwhelmed by the others present and choose not to share anything about themself. While just sitting in the room and listening to others as well as the counselor can have its benefits, it is not going to yield the best long-term outcome of lasting sobriety and learning valuable interpersonal skills.
• Drug rehab programs provide the addicted person with the environment and education they need to stop using drugs or alcohol. Outpatient programs are much less intensive than inpatient ones but do offer some structure for the recovering individual. They are expected to attend on specific days and times giving them a sense of purpose and accountability. When compared to self-help groups this is a step up in intensity because there is no mandate that the addicted person attend meetings (unless ordered to by the justice system) and no one will follow up with them whether they went to their meeting or not. Inpatient programs are the most intensive level of addiction treatment and provide their clients with the greatest chance of achieving lasting sobriety. While it can seem daunting to enroll in a program that lasts close to a month or longer, doing so can mean the difference between breaking the cycle of addiction and experiencing another relapse. Inpatient programs operate in a variety of different environments and for various lengths of time.

Why Drug Rehab is Important for Getting Sober

Attending an appropriate drug rehab for your drug addiction or alcoholism issues is an important part of recovering. In addition helping you stop your drug use and/or alcohol abuse, the goal of drug rehab is to help you become a productive, functioning member of your family, workplace, and community. While in a drug rehab program you’ll learn about addiction, recovery and relapse while addressing the underlying issues that drove you to substance abuse. Attending a drug rehab will help you to make lifestyle changes, manage feelings, develop coping tools and drug refusal skills. In addition, you’ll learn to identify relapse warning signs and challenge thoughts that may lead to relapse.

As more and more people are developing addiction problems to street drugs, prescription drugs, over the counter medications and alcohol a variety of programs have been created to assist these addicted individuals with getting off the dangerous substances they have become dependent on. Over the years research has shown that addiction to any substance can be effectively treated and recovered from. However, there is no one specific type of drug rehab approach that is appropriate for everyone. When getting help for your drug addiction or alcoholism you have to take into account type of substance you are dependent on as well as your personal needs, values and expectations of what being completed rehabilitated looks and feels like.

Some programs use drug replacement medications or drug substation to assist their clients in coming off the substances they are dependent on; essentially just replacing the current drug addiction with one that can be picked up at a pharmacy or clinic. Other types of drug rehab methods are entirely drug-free and holistically based so that when their clients complete treatment they are no longer controlled by any substances whatsoever. Additional topics to consider include group counseling, length of treatment and location of the drug rehab. Take the time to decide if you would feel comfortable in group counseling or if a more individualized approach would be right for you.

How long of a drug rehab program do you need. Choosing a short-term program may be appealing but, if you have struggled with addiction issues for years then a short-term rehab program is probably not going to be long enough to make the changes you need to make. A person with a long history of abuse and addiction will need long term treatment in order to fully learn and practice living day to day life as a sober individual.

Drug addiction treatment must address the specific needs of each individual. Just as there are varying degrees of addiction there are varying degrees of treatment. If you are an individual who has a history of many prior attempts at sobriety with no lasting success then enrolling in an inpatient residential treatment is the next step in conquering your addiction. Current research shows that inpatient treatment, like one would receive at a residential drug rehab program, is the most successful modality for individuals with multiple unsuccessful attempts at sobriety.

As one of the premiere drug rehab companies for over 45 years, Narconon Fresh Start has been helping people just like you get off drugs and alcohol and learn the skills and tools necessary to live the life they always wanted.  Many of our staff members have been through and overcome addiction problems and have decided to dedicate their lives to helping others find lasting sobriety. It is important that we share with you that we understand while no two people or families are the same, there is one thing you all have in common – you can have your life back and we will help you get there.

Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs are long-term residential drug rehab programs located in a variety of locations to maximize the recovery experience. We have programs in Colorado (Fort Collins New Life Center), in Texas (Lone Star Victory Ranch), in Nevada (Rainbow Canyon Retreat) and in Southern California (Sunshine Summit Lodge). All of our programs provide the same excellent drug rehab treatment and utilize Narconon Fresh Start recovery technology. The program we provide is complete from start to finish helping our client’s withdraw from the substances they are addicted to, going through a total body purification process known as the New Life Detoxification Program and the Narconon Drug Rehabilitation Program courses and books. The Narconon program books and courses are the core of the drug rehab program. While in our program clients become students as they learn, study and implement the new life skills and techniques taught to them. The skills and tools learned while at any of our Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs gives our program participants the keys they need to reach their goals and succeed at living a drug-free life.